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Re: Fwd: Squirrels

  • To: gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: [CHAT] Fwd: Squirrels
  • From: "Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center" 4042N15@nationalhearing.com
  • Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2005 10:16:30 -0600
  • References: <19957080.1134515529425.JavaMail.root@sniper10>

It's such a shame that wildlife keeps losing out to development, but you do
have to protect your animals Cyndi.

Kitty
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, December 13, 2005 5:10 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Fwd: Squirrels


> We used to trap the ground squirrels around here, they do a good bit of
> damage, but haven't seen any for some time. Just as well they are supposed
> to be able to carry bubonic plague. Plenty of rabbits though. And while I
> was at home last week, I happened to look out the window one day and saw
my
> 3 ewe sheep staring rather intently at something in the yard. Turned out
to
> be a coyote, busily gulping down a luckless chicken. We had figured
> something was nabbing the chickens but hadn't tracked it down at that
point.
> In 12 years we've never seen a coyote in our yard before but with all the
> building going on they are getting a little short on habitat. I blocked up
> the holes it had dug to get under our fences but we'll have to do
something
> more permanent to get the chickens out of harm's way.  I'm not so worried
> about the sheep, last year my husband rebuilt their pens (because, you
see,
> he bought a gas welder, and had to use it on something) and so they should
> be proof against almost anything.
>
> Cyndi
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf
> Of kmrsy@netzero.net
> Sent: Tuesday, December 13, 2005 1:12 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Fwd: Squirrels
>
> I like wildlife as much as the next person and put up with the
> shenanigans, but I do have one squirrel who screams and chatters at
> Seamus incessantly while I eat breakfast in the morning in the Florida
> room. I think he's probably the same one stripping the bark from my
> Norway maple. Him I can do without. No foxes around here.
>
>
> Did have a stray cat wander into the Florida room last night; put a dish
of
> food out for him.
>
> Kitty
>
> -- james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net> wrote:
> Thought some of you might enjoy this. It's from a British/French garden
> chat.
>
> "There's a piece in our local free paper about food writer & garden
> lover Clarissa Dickson Wright. She practises lunar planting... which
> she says works. She uses wild-life friendly methods except when it
> comes to ----squirrels or ----foxes. Wise woman. She recommends
> squirrels in a stew with prunes & tomatoes and if a fox wanders in to
> the garden 'shoot it & make a nice hat.' But she warns that might bring
> a visit from the police to city dwellers."
>
> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> Hardiness Zone 10
> Heat Zone 10
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
>
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